Photo Contest rules, voting links, and upcoming contests - 2012

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  1. ChiSoxKeith

    ChiSoxKeith DIS Veteran

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    Disboards Weekly Walt Disney World Photo Contest Rules and Topics 2012

    Contest Rules:
    _________________________________________________
    Contest will run weekly to 10pm Sunday Central Time time. Submit your entries before that time to ensure they are included.

    A new thread will be made for each contest. Post your entry as a reply to that thread. Refer back to this post for links to the contests, and voting threads.

    To post your photo, first upload it to a photo hosting site (see tips below for ideas), click on the [​IMG] button and enter the URL of the image (it should end in jpg, gif, png, etc).

    • Photos must be your work. Please no PhotoPass photos (or photos of PhotoPass monitors).
    • 1 submission per member, per contest.
    • Once you post your picture, please do not replace it.
    • Winning photos (top 3) may not be submitted to future contests.
    • Photos should be no larger than 1024x768
    • Unless otherwise specified in the contest, photos may be taken at any Disney park, resort, ship, store or other Disney related location worldwide, at any time. Photos taken on an Adventures By Disney trip may also be entered.
    • Voting will start generally within 12-18 hours after the contest ends. If there are less than 12 entries, 1 poll will be posted, and will be open for 7 days If more than 12 there will be more polls with a final poll consisting of the leaders from the previous polls. To ensure that there is no more than 2 rounds of voting for any one contest, only the first 144 entries will be eligible for voting.
    • No breaking park rules in taking of photos. (no flash on dark rides, no unauthorized backstage shots, no venturing off the paths, etc.)

    Minor enhancement of photos is permitted (see below), but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified.

    Modifications Not Permitted:
    • No borders or frames may be added to images.
    • Adding or replacing elements in an image is not permitted.
    • Artistic filters are not permitted (with the exception of conversion to B&W)

    Permitted Modifications:
    • Images may be cropped, resized and rotated as necessary.
    • Red-eye removal
    • One-step enhancement (such as "AutoFix", "QuickFix", "Auto Levels", etc.)
    • Minor use of filters to sharpen, soften, blur, despeckle, or remove noise.
    • Minor use of corrective functions to improve the natural appearance of the image, such as white balance, levels, contrast, brightness, curves, intensity, tone, hue, saturation, lightness, value, color balance, desaturation and tint. If it can be done in a step or two its okay, if it takes you 20 minutes to edit the photo, its no longer "minor".


    Tips:
    • You can check the size of an image in Internet Explorer by right clicking on the image and selecting Properties, the size will be shown in the box that popsup. Firefox users can right click on the image and select view image, the size will be displayed in the title bar.
    • Some ideas for photo hosting sites are available here.

    Contest Schedule


    January
    • Your Best Shot taken in 2011 (Jan 2 8)
      Entries:
      Group Voting:
      Final Vote: here
      1st Place: [post=43612132]ssanders79[/post]
      2nd Place (Tie)
      [post=43660762]BorisMD[/post]
      [post=43662212]Otimon[/post]
    • Motion (Jan 9 15)
      Entries:
      Group Voting:
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=43708757]GoofyontheHighSeas[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=43680081]Zackiedawg[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=43697635]ssuriano[/post]
    • Symmetry (Jan 16 22)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=43805806]Otimon[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=43802865]DoleWhipDVC[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=43753605]disneydentist[/post]
    • Disney In the Details (Jan 23 29)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=43824682]ssanders79[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=43827833]Otimon[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=43882140]mouselovenfamily[/post]
    • Wish I Was There (Jan 30- Feb 5)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here, here, and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=43898146]Otimon[/post]
      Tie for second Place:
      [post=43888942]ssanders79[/post]
      [post=43901333]soundguy[/post]

    February
    • Live Entertainment (Feb 6 12)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting:here, here, and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=43982136]NLD[/post]
      2nd Place (TIE):
      [post=43999401]Amy[/post]
      [post=43948579]Zackiedawg[/post]



    • Love (Feb 13 19)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:[post=44071209]SoundGuy[/post]
      2nd Place:[post=44046052]fireplug[/post]
      3rd Place:[post=44027708]NLD[/post]





    • Black & White (Feb 20 26)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting:here, here, and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=44144050]pointandshoot[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=44085360]ssanders79[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=44085084]Otimon[/post]
    • On Ride Photography (Feb 27 Mar 4)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here, here, and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:
      [post=44150035]mom2rtk[/post]
      2nd Place: Tie
      [post=44218397]Todd H[/post]
      [post=44219770]Goofy On the High Seas[/post]




    March
    • Monorails (Mar 5 11)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:
      [post=44263705]ssanders79[/post]
      Three Way tie for 2nd Place:
      [post=44245555]racreel[/post]
      [post=44252536]njtree[/post]
      [post=44288309]Otimon[/post]



    • Disney Mountains (Mar 12 18)
      Entries:here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=44359259]Otimon[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=44336738]JimbobJimbo[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=44298641]NLD[/post]
    • Villains (Mar 19 25)
      Entries: Villains
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=44382472]SoundGuy[/post]
      2nd Place [post=44369066]Kat4Disney[/post]
      3rd Place [post=44366842]MellieluvsDisney[/post]
    • Artsy Fartsy (Mar 26 Apr 1)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place [post=44428920]disneydentist[/post]
      2nd Place [post=44429498]ssanders79[/post]
      3rd Place [post=44435667]Otimon[/post]



    April
    • The Fab Five (Apr 2 8)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:
      [post=44490036]Gianna's Papa[/post]
      2nd Place Tie:
      [post=44516405]Otimon[/post]
      [post=44535657]Kat4Disney[/post]

    • Princesses (Apr 9 15)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place [post=44545847]disneydentist[/post]
      Three way tie for 2nd:
      [post=44596702]DisneyFreak06[/post]
      [post=44596983]loribeth[/post]
      [post=44597045]marcus.ka[/post]


    • Live Animals (Apr 16 22)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st: [post=44650142]millys[/post]
      2nd: [post=44635529]mom2rtk[/post]
      3rd: [post=44639981]disneyfaninaz[/post]

    • International Flower & Garden Festival (Apr 23 29)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      First Place: [post=44723263]Otimon[/post]
      Tie for 2nd: [post=44696799]disneydentist[/post] and [post=44726112]AlisonUK[/post]
    • Main Street, USA (Apr 30 May 6)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here, here, and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place Tie:[post=44747434]NLD[/post] and [post=44748569]Otimon[/post]
      2nd Place Tie:[post=44744648]Tropical Wilds[/post] and [post=44760128]AlisonUK[/post]

    May
    • Tomorrowland (May 7 13)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:[post=44818701]HPS3[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=44857442]NLD[/post]
      3rd Place:[post=44877672]Jade1[/post]

    • Fantasyland (May 14 20)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=44936289]mom2rtk[/post]
      Three way tie for 2nd Place:
      [post=44881585]disneydentist[/post]
      [post=44906469]quackersnaps[/post]
      [post=44936530]racreel[/post]
    • Frontierland (May 21 27)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=44955995]OrangeJuice[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=44988792]Otimon[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=44989226]tuffcookie[/post]

    • Adventureland (May 28 Jun 3)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st place: [post=45120065]meanpc[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=45100523]pgowder[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=45084427]racreel[/post]



    June
    • Hollywood Studios (Jun 4 10)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=45108963]HPS3[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=45100535]pgowder[/post]
      3rd Place[post=45101617]zackiedawg[/post]




    • Animal Kingdom (Jun 11 17)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Placea: [post=45154462]mytripsandraces[/post]

      4 way tie for 2nd:
      [post=45146072]disneydentist[/post]
      [post=45149369]zackiedawg[/post]
      [post=45172548]toomanycars[/post]
      [post=45172762]cpbjgc[/post]

    • EPCOT Future World (Jun 18 24)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:[post=45232551]South Carolina[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=45212154]BDJazz[/post]
      3rd Place:[post=45232828]HPS3[/post]



    • EPCOT World Showcase (Jun 25 Jul 1)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=45295812]Pixel Dust[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=45294616]zackiedawg[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=45290487]disneydentist[/post]


    July
    • Fireworks (July 2 8)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=45368123]Pixeldust[/post]
      2nd Place: Tie
      [post=45362212]disneydentist[/post]
      [post=45387505]mom2rtk[/post]
    • Star Wars Weekends (July 9 15)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=45428608]wbeem[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=45432110]KAT4DISNEY[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=45423448]reimero[/post]


    • Disneyland (July 16 22)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      Tie For First: [post=45546695]mom2rtk[/post] and[post=45569557]I'm Mikey[/post]
      Second:[post=45511768]disneydentist[/post]
    • Disney in HDR (July 23 29)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:[post=45631520]boBQuincy[/post]
      2nd Place (Tie):[post=45582378]capt445[/post] and [post=45603461]Experiment_626[/post]
    • Disney Transportation (July 30 Aug 5)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:[post=45657225]ssanders79[/post]
      2nd Place:[post=45691395]NJGuy3[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=45671659]pmkr[/post]

    August
    • Blizzard Beach & Typhoon Lagoon (Aug 6 12)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place (Tie): [post=45785389]kldmom2000[/post] and [post=45801221]pantherlj[/post]
      2nd Place (Tie): [post=45793542]quackersnaps[/post] and [post=45796919]ssanders79[/post]
    • Architecture (Aug 13 19)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=45858491]JPlaisance[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=45859371]midge3426[/post]
      3rd Place:[post=45835461]mrp4352[/post]
    • Merchandise & Downtown Disney (Aug 20 26)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st: [post=45960577]Otimon[/post]
      2nd: [post=45945378]KAT4DISNEY[/post]
      3rd: [post=45945007]midge3426[/post]
    • Parades (Aug 27 Sept 2)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place[post=45980545]pointandshoot[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=46030596]mom2rttk[/post]
      3rd Place: Tie
      [post=45986245]JimbobJimbo[/post]
      [post=46029362]NLD[/post]

    September
    • Disney at Night (Sep 3 9)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here, here, and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      Tie for 1st:
      [post=46075387]rmattman[/post]
      [post=46102182]mom2rtk[/post]
      2nd Place:
      [post=46061510]DisneyFreak06[/post]


    • Restaurants, Food, and Drink (Sep 10 16)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:
      [post=46110999]havoc315[/post]
      2nd Place:
      [post=46153030]GoofyontheHiSeas[/post]
      Third Place (three way tie)
      [post=46111470]JimbobJimbo[/post]
      [post=46116167]hooch11bear[/post]
      [post=46154996]NLD[/post]

    • Look Up (Sep 17 23)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place
      [post=46179063]JPlaisance[/post]
      Tie for Second:
      [post=46197671]cpbjgc[/post]
      [post=46198868]pmkr[/post]
    • Cast Member Appreciation (Sep 24 30)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      Three way tie for first:
      [post=46278806]GoofyontheHiSeas[/post]
      [post=46311409]mom2rtk[/post]
      [post=46312296]NLD[/post]

    October
    • Weather (Oct 1 7)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=46378290]pointandshoot[/post]
      2nd place: [post=46322624]disneydentist[/post]
      3rd Place (Tie)
      [post=46363907]ukstitch[/post]
      [post=46374286]mytripsandraces[/post]


    • Signs, Signs, Everywhere are Signs (Oct 8 14)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: here and here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st place: [post=46445967]SoundGuy[/post]
      2nd Place:[post=46446041]Jade1[/post]
      3rd Place:[post=46379786]havoc315[/post]

    • Coming and Going (Oct 15 21)
      Entries:here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=46505046]mom2rtk[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=46453629]2Tiggies[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=46499594]pmkr[/post]

    • Color (Oct 22 28)
      Entries: here
      Group Voting: 1 and 2
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:
      [post=46522711]Otimon[/post]
      2nd Place:
      [post=46512589]Bstanley[/post]
      3rd Place (tie)
      [post=46515515]LittleMissMagic[/post]
      [post=46565385]Revan[/post]

    • Halloween (Oct 29 Nov 4)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=46592215]2tiggies[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=46598951]Proktitioner[/post]
      3rd Place: [post=46577077]Bstanley[/post]

    November
    • Why did you take a picture of that? (Nov 5 11)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=46637797]Ottimon[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=46634269]Bstanley[/post]
      3rd Place: (Tie)
      [post=46628753]havoc315[/post]
      [post=46645800]2tiggies[/post]
    • Relax, you are on Vacation (Nov 12 18)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place:[post=46699575]pmkr[/post]
      2nd Place:[post=46698558]disneydentist[/post]
      3rd Place:[post=46721703]DianeHeartDisney[/post]

    • A Different Perspective (Nov 19 25)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
      1st Place: [post=46742923]2Tiggies[/post]
      2nd Place: [post=46766465]PixelDust[/post]
      3rd Place (Tie) [post=46742871]disneydentist[/post]
      [post=46766985]LittleMissMagic[/post]

    • Hidden Mickeys (Nov 26 Dec 2)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting:here
      Winners:
      1st Place: TIE
      [post=46798787]njtree[/post]
      [post=46820632]Otimon[/post]
      2nd Place:[post=46819419]South Carolina[/post]
      3rd Place:[post=46837891]mytripsandraces[/post]

    December
    • New in 2012 (Dec 3 9)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting: here
      Winners:
    • Christmas at the Resorts (Dec 10 16)
      Entries: here
      Final Voting:
      Winners:
    • Christmas at the Parks (Dec 17 23)
    • Post Card Photos (Dec 24 Dec 30)

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    Past Winners

     
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  3. Gogi17

    Gogi17 Earning My Ears

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    Thank you for the information on the contests. Are there prizes associated for the winners? I plan on submitting entries with or without the prizes- just for the fun of sharing favorite photos!:cool1:
     
  4. disneyweddingoct2013

    disneyweddingoct2013 Earning My Ears

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    Hi I know this probably isn't the right place to ask this but I was interested in joining the photo comp for the Disney Mountains. How do I join? The link takes me to a page about the parks and their are no pictures there. Sorry to bothersome. Hope you have a wonderful day. :D
     
  5. DisneyFreak06

    DisneyFreak06 DIS Veteran

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    No prizes, just the satisfaction of winning! All you need to do to enter is to post a picture in the contest link. Once the week is over, a poll with the pictures is posted, and we all vote. It's all good, clean fun!
     
  6. choco_latae

    choco_latae My family, the Disney Family

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    I guess there is no more weekly photo contests? No one has posted any since December 3012. Ive been asking but no one reply's. I enjoyed them so much . Oh well. I guess no one cares anymore .
     
  7. LittleMissMagic

    LittleMissMagic Victoria on Vacation

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    I'm going to miss them!
     

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